Invited talks


GUEST LECTURES AND INVITED TALKS

2018

"Computational pragmatics: A case study of speaker commitment", Keynote at the 2018 International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese, Canela, Brazil. September 24.

"Computational pragmatics: A case study of speaker commitment", NLP and Text as Data Speaker Series, New York University. March 5.

2017

"Computational pragmatics: A case study of speaker commitment", Department of Linguistics Colloquium Series, Stanford University. November 10.

"Automatically drawing inferences", Department of Linguistics Colloquium Series, University of Geneva. September 26.

"Common sense data: where do things stand?", Computational Linguistics Unit, University of Geneva. September 25.

"Drawing inferences", Google Natural Language Understanding Workshop, July 27.

"Automatically drawing inferences", ILCC seminar, University of Edinburgh, May 24.

"Universal dependencies: the good, the bad, and the potential", Keynote at the 15th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, Bloomington, Indiana. January 21.

2016

"Drawing inferences", Panelist at the NSF-funded workshop Uphill Battles in Language Processing, EMNLP, Austin, Texas. November 5.

"Assessing the consistency and use of common sense and dependency annotations", Keynote at the 10th Linguistic Annotation Workshop, Association for Computational Linguistics, Berlin. August 7.

"Using linguistic insights to improve textual understanding: applications to coreference resolution and negation detection", Keynote at Nuance virtual Research Conference, Nuance. March 17.

2015

"I think that's enough": Mental state verbs rarely report beliefs in child-directed speech. Buckeye Language Network symposium, The Ohio State University. March 13.

"Did it happen? The pragmatic complexity of veridicality assessment". Workshop on language, cognition, and computation, University of Chicago. February 6.

2014

"Modeling the lifespan of discourse entities with application to coreference resolution". Language Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. December 5.

"Modeling the lifespan of discourse entities with application to coreference resolution". Computer Sciences, Pittsburgh University. November 14.

"Capturing inferences: Detecting conflicting information and veridicality", Nuance Research Seminar, Nuance, Sunnyvale, CA. July 16.

2013

"Aren't you tired of gradable adjectives? They are fascinating": Automatically deriving adjectival scales. Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University. December 6.

"Aren't you tired of gradable adjectives? They are fascinating": Automatically deriving adjectival scales. Computer Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. December 5.

2012

"What's that supposed to mean? Modeling the pragmatic meaning of utterances". Linguistics Department, The Ohio State University. March 5.

"Un modèle statistique de l'alternance dative chez l'enfant". Linguistics Department, Paris 7, Paris, France. January 27.

"What's that supposed to mean? Modeling the pragmatic meaning of utterances". Computer Science Department, University College London, England. January 26.

2011

"Monitoring distributional patterns in our input: probabilistic models for production and comprehension". Alpage, Inria - Paris 7, Paris, France. September 9.

"Computational models of utterance meaning". ISI, LA. April 29.

2008

"Finding contradictions in text". Yahoo!, Sunnyvale.

"Introduction to Computational Linguistics". Guest lecturer. Presentation for Introduction to Linguistics. Professors Penelope Eckert and Ivan Sag, Stanford University. November 10.

"Introduction to Computational Linguistics". Guest lecturer. Presentation for Introduction to Linguistics. Asya Pereltsvaig, Stanford University. June 4.